"Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Panel

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-242877

Description

French Scenic wallpaper "Palais-Royal" pattern. Panel depicts a man wearing a turban and a woman in a bonnet standing in the bottom left corner. Stone steps lead up to a structure hung with scalloped and tasseled curtains. Part of a dragon fountain appears in bottom right corner. Panel framed by a leafy arch at top and tree like columns on sides. Block printed in grisaille on blue ground. Original manufacturer and designer are unknown. Removed from a ca. 1800 house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
Wallpaper

Pattern

Palais-Royal

Additional Identification Number

55.1
767

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

France

Dimensions

68 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Ann Morse and Brooks Banker

Accession Number

2010.27.1.4

Reference Notes

In Odile Nouvel's book this panel is not pictured. It is listed as "Length 15: Unidentified Scene"

Places

France

Related Items

Title "Palais-Royal" Wallpaper Accession Number 2010.27.1

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Ground Color

Blue

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Scenic